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Why Hosted and Ad-Hoc Networks are Not Working on Windows® 10

Last Reviewed: 21-Feb-2018

Article ID: 000023257

Windows® 10 does not support the hosted network and the ad-hoc features described below with recent Intel® Wireless Adapters.

Wireless hosted networks

  • Also known as Soft AP
  • Introduced in Windows 7*
  • Implements a software-based, wireless access point or hotspot-like function with supported wireless adapters

Ad-hoc networks

  • Also known as Independent Basic Service Set (IBSS)
  • Allow two or more Wi-Fi clients to connect to each other directly, without a wireless access point

Windows 10 introduces a new driver model called the WLAN Device Driver Interface (WDI). The new driver model no longer supports Soft AP and IBSS. Alternatively, Windows 10 version 1607 (Windows® 10 Anniversary Update) introduces a similar feature called the mobile hotspot. See how to use your PC as a mobile hotspot.

The following Intel Wireless Adapters do not support soft AP and ad-hoc features that implement the new Windows 10 WDI model (driver version 18.30 or later):

  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9462
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9461
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
  • Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
  • Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265
  • Intel® Wireless-N 7265
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165